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WHAT TO DO WHEN AWAKENING TO DEPRESSION

 

 

WHAT TO DO WHEN AWAKENING TO DEPRESSION

1. Go to the refrigerator. Place your head into the freezer and breathe deeply five times. The negative ions will perk you up.

2. Take a shower. Splashing drops of water create negative ions which will perk you up.

3. Sit down at the breakfast table and say “Thank You”. (and mean it). If you don’t know who you said that to, don’t fret, it doesn’t matter. Eat breakfast and breathe deeply and exhale before each bite.

4. As you wash the breakfast dishes, clean the dirty edges around the kitchen sink or take a mop to the kitchen floor; do one quick chore which was not in your plan.

5. Go about your day. If you find yourself looking down, raise your eyes and look for the eyes of another, peer into them and say “Hi, how’s it goin’ “ (and mean it).

6. When you go to bed say “Thank You” (and mean it). If you don’t know who you said that to, don’t fret, it doesn’t matter.

WHAT TO DO WHEN AWAKENING TO A LOVELY SPRING DAY

1. Same as above.

By Lee Broom.

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THE BEGGAR AND THE BUSINESS MAN

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He appears from the darkness in silence; He may have been there for hours.

Like the minute hand on my Omega, I failed to notice him at first.

“Hello”.

I speak; he glares.

“Hello”

The tattered apparition holds his gaze.

“May I pass please?” I attempt to move around him. “I beg of you please, may I pass?”

He remains silent. His eyes hold mine. What are they telling me? He’s wearing a badly soiled, well-tailored, senatorially pinstriped suit, crafted apparently for a taller man in a different time, most certainly a better defined neighborhood. His attire assumes a sadness; a life of poverty? Perhaps a recently downgraded lifestyle forced upon him by difficult times?

I step to my right – he steps to his left.

“Please” I implored, “My lunch hour is over. I need to get back to my desk.” Neither a minute flick of lash nor hint of furrowed brow.

I breathe deeply and attempt to relax the imagined lines in my forehead. He remains implacable; an immovable stoic with an unknown plan. What does he have on his mind. His left hand is hidden in the left trouser pocket where gentlemen account for their coins. Is he holding a weapon? A switch-blade?

I move to the left – he to the right.

“Are you hungry? There is a warm dinner roll in my doggie bag. I had one of these for lunch; delicious. I think you’ll enjoy it.”

I raised the offering; no response.

I deke to the right and quickly left. Had I been wearing a weathered, fifty year-old, hand tailored, poorly fitting suit I might have thought for a moment that I was dancing at a street corner, practicing moves before a mirror.

Mulling momentarily: “How much to cross the street?”

“Fifty Cents”: I offer a dollar; his left hand withdraws from the left trouser pocket and places two quarters into my open palm.

The disheveled entrepreneur steps to his left.

The light turns green.

As I cross the street, I scold myself. “I was the beggar; that man in the dirty ragged suit was a successful businessman.”

ARISTOTLE DISCOVERED / SHARED WITH OTHERS

 

 

 

 

ARISTOTLE DISCOVERED / SHARED WITH OTHERS

 

The leader leads only one’s self.

The leader has questions.

The leader seeks answers.


The leader knows not to depend on bias or the overheard opinions of others.


The Leader may be an artist, a miner, a home-maker, but for this endeavor the most important tool is objectivity; for this moment in time The Leader is a Scientist.

The life of The Scientist is focused not on a goal but the path. TRUTH must come to us slowly and the truest of theses truth reveal only that which was yesterdays future. True knowledge cannot be known because the future is never ending, l but knowledge is as close to truth as this inquiring mind may come.

The Leader listens. The Leader eventually understands that to stay on the path is a form of obedience, perhaps even worship this path. (note: Taoism)

 

 

HOW NOW BROWN TAO

 

WHAT IS BETTER THAN PROGRESS?

PROGRESS  IS A MEASURE OF PERFECTION, IS IT NOT?

IT IS SAID BY SOME THAT DESIRE IS OKAY BUT THAT DESIRE  FOR PERFECTION MAKES SAUSAGE OF  AN OTHERWISE HEALTHY EGO.

BEEN THERE, HAVE YOU?

CAN WE BE DARING WITHOUT AN EYE FOR PERFECTION?

WHAT HAVE YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO DO?

OR…

HOW HAVE YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO BE?

AWARE?

OR WARY?

SAFE?

NOT SO SAFE?

DESIRE IS OKAY ISN’T IT?

HOW ABOUT WILLINGNESS?

THESE APPEAR TO BE SOME RATHER DARING TRAITS, WOULDN’T YOU SAY?

SAFE?

NOT THERE YET?

WHAT ARE THE TRAITS OF A HEALTHY EGO?

IS IT OKAY TO TRY SOMETHING NEW?

CAN WE, MAY WE, (DO WE DESIRE TO) ACCEPT THE LOVE AND PASS IT ON?

LET’S DO IT.

OKAY?

ACCEPT?

ACCEPT THE LOVE?

ARE YOU SMILING?

AND PASSING IT ON?

 

 

WATCHING MY CHILDREN

 

WATCHING MY CHILDREN

Watching my children loving their children and their children’s children almost encourages me to stop beating myself for  all my meanness when drinking.

But wait…

Every time there is a video from my son and his grandkids, I recognize his words; he is copying his “Good Old Dad”.